Additction can be described as a condition where a victim is using something excessively. When someone becomes an addict they dont notice immediately until when things have deteriorated. It affects people big time changing them from being responsible, vibrant, outgoing and friendly into desperate, low-life irresponsible and un charming allover sudden. Even the immediate family members may take longer to notice that someone is totally addicted to something. This is because the victims shroud it with utmost secrecy.
Only, when they cant hide it anymore, are people close to them start realizing there is a problem some instances where finances are involved, you start seeing the strain that its causing the victim, they have no explanation of how they are spending their finances that is a red flag. Drug addiction can deteriorate the victims health thus ending up withdrawing from the family. The victims family must take quick action and have the addict taken care of before its too late as drugs kill. Addiction can be a contribution of many things as sometimes the victim can start behaving badly due to family issues and also work related issues thus making someone become an addict to bad habits.
Gambling has become an addiction to so many people who have not managed to reform and are still struggling to shake off but cant. Gambling addiction has become a big nightmare for many and this is because most of the addicts financial status has since been deteriorating thus being bankrupt. The addiction slowly pulls them down and eventually leads them into leading a miserable life. Reason being they dont want the world to know how they lost the money and probably the job that was supporting them. Addicts need to be cautiously dealt with because it reaches a time when they feel they have lost it all thus going out of hands doing the wrong things knowingly and discover more.
Socially impacting them, some victims start selling their assets in order for them to carter for their addiction, pornography is another addiction that many are victims of, most people feel ashamed to talk about this habit. Adult video addicts tend not to realize they are addicts until when it comes a situation of them wanting to do it even when they are in the middle of something constructive. Some addictions like shopping may seem ok, until you realize how much finances you putting into shopping, more so when you keep shopping and later realize that most of the stuff you buy, you really dont need them but still you keep shopping. Its always good to talk to a professional if you feel like you need to stop a habit that is weighing you down family and friends who notice a certain behavior change or habit that is becoming common can be of help to the victim as well and the victim must be willing to change too.